The Sleep Blog

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    How to Survive the First Week of Daylight Savings Time

    As clocks moved forward this Sunday, the abrupt loss of one-hour sleep can have significant effects on all of us.   An adequate duration and quality of sleep is necessary for optimal health and daytime function. The effect, this past Monday morning, is similar to each of us experiencing a one-hour jet lag moving eastward. The time … Read More »

  • Narcolepsy Facts: The Science and the Symptoms

    The Science and Symptoms of Narcolepsy If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you probably know what it feels like to have an overwhelming, almost compulsive desire to sleep the next day. But what if that feeling might strike you any day, whether you’d rested the night before or not? That’s what pretty much what narcolepsy is. Narcolepsy is … Read More »

  • What is a CPAP Water Chamber?

    What is a CPAP Water Chamber? The water chamber is the removable container that holds the water in your humidifier (see the clear plastic tub on the left below). Using a humidifier can make a positive difference to your therapy comfort and experience. By warming and moistening the air you’re breathing, it helps prevent you having … Read More »

  • Why Do I Need a Humidifier For My CPAP?

    Most CPAP machines now include a fully-integrated (top image is the newest ResMed CPAP with a built-in humidifier) or easily-attached humidifier (second image is an earlier device with a detachable humidifier with the water chamber removed). In this post we’ll explain the benefits of humidification and tips for making your CPAP therapy as comfortable and effective … Read More »

  • How Can Pink Noise Help You Sleep Better?

    A good night’s sleep is important for maintaining good health throughout your entire life. Consistently waking up feeling rested and refreshed can impact everything from your physical and mental health to your overall happiness. For many, achieving a restful night of sleep can be difficult. In the United States alone, more than 40 million people … Read More »

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    Tonsillectomies Aren’t Performed Primarily to Treat Throat Infections Anymore

    Thirty years ago, about 90% of tonsillectomies in children were done for recurrent throat infection; now it is about 20% for infection and 80% for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What is a tonsillectomy? A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are two small glands located in the back of your throat. … Read More »